UK lawmakers to vote on no-deal Brexit after May's crushing defeat Britain's parliament is preparing for another crucial vote on Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union in 16 days without an agreement, after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the government is speeding up preparations for a no-deal Brexit. British authorities announced they would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods if the UK left the bloc without this agreement. Lawmakers are expected to reject a no-deal exit in a vote this evening and are then due to vote on Thursday whether to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. READ: British MPs reject Brexit deal by 391 to 242 despite May securing changes to backstop 'Tell us what you want,' Europe’s leaders tell Britain After the UK parliament rejected a negotiated withdrawal agreement for the second time, Europe’s leaders were unanimous: Britain must tell the European Union what it wants from an … [Read more...] about No-deal Brexit vote, EU sceptical about delayed divorce, and Boeing in turmoil
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Airlines in Europe do not have to inform passengers the real reason for a delay, often giving people on the same flight different excuses depending on their persistence to get compensation, according to a new report. "They [airline carriers] can inform different reasons to different people [on the same flight]," the Court told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday (8 November). Airline carriers often resort to telling people who complain that a delay is due to circumstances not under their control. But when this line of reasoning is properly challenged, they are more likely to pay up. Meanwhile, maximum compensation in the EU is €600 - a sum that has not changed since 2004. Adjusted to inflation, it would be at least €750 today. In comparison, the United States offers over €1,100 for delays. New Zealand grants up to 10 times the cost of a ticket. In Canada, someone helping a disabled person does not have to purchase a ticket, unlike in the EU. People in Europe are … [Read more...] about EU airlines offering different reasons for same flight delays
Europe's worst countries for flight delays and cancellations have been revealed, and the UK features high on the list as it takes second place, with Germany topping the list. Over 175,000 departing flights in the UK have been delayed or cancelled so far in 2018, marking a whopping 86 per cent increase compared to 2017. In fact, one in four outbound flights in the UK has been disrupted, according to a new study by AirHelp. But it's not just the UK which has taken a hit, as the research revealed that 2018 has seen the worst European fight disruptions on record. There have been a number of factors including a series of cabin crew strikes which took place across Europe in September, as unions representing the staff of various airlines called for industrial action. Not to mention the volatile weather, most recently including Storm Callum which wreaked havoc on holidaymakers' travel plans. Under current EU regulations, passengers may be entitled to compensation of up to €600 per … [Read more...] about UK is high on the list as Europe’s worst countries for flight delays revealed
PUBLISHED: 14:04 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:04 07 September 2018 Martin Lewis, founder of moneysavingexpert.com Archant These simple guidelines from Moneysavingexpert’s Martin Lewis could help you claim back hundreds of pounds from cancelled or delayed flights. If you endured a frustrating wait in an airport this summer because of a flight delay or cancellation, you may be entitled to compensation. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto.Summer’s now over, and sadly there’s little you can do to repair a holiday ruined by flight delay or cancellation.Strikes like those which affected Ryanair this summer can cause difficulties, but many passengers are entitled to up to £550 per person compensation. In fact this applies even for delays as far back as 2012.This is not usually that difficult to do. I get positive feedback all the time, such as Andy who tweeted me: “@MartinSLewis Quick thanks. Followed your advice. Just received 2 x £540 for flight … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis of Moneysavingexpert.com: Can you claim back hundreds of pounds for a delayed or cancelled flight?
Jetting off on your summer holidays should be a time of rest and relaxation. But as anyone who has ever had a delayed or cancelled flight knows, things don't always go to plan. Whilst you may not be able to claim back hours spent at the airport waiting for that 'delayed' sign to switch to 'now boarding', you may be able to claim back some cash. So, here's everything you need to know about your rights if your flight is delayed or cancelled, and how you can go about claiming compensation. Am I entitled to compensation if my flight is delayed? Travellers who have booked flights that have departed from a European destination or with a European airline are protected under the Denied Boarding Regulation. What you are entitled to will depend on how long you are delayed for and the length of your flight. If your flight is delayed for more than two hours, you're entitled to two free phone calls, faxes or emails Appropriate free meals and beverages free hotel accommodation and … [Read more...] about How to claim compensation if your flight is cancelled